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International Movers to Germany

Moving to Germany can be an exciting yet daunting prospect. At Hercules Moving Company, we understand that taking the leap and relocating overseas is a major decision, which is why we strive to provide our customers with the best possible service when it comes to international movers to Germany.

Germany is a country located in Central Europe with neighbouring countries including Poland, the Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland and France. The capital of Germany is Berlin - one of the most vibrant cities in Europe - while some popular cities for expats include Munich and Hamburg. Other major cities include Frankfurt am Main and Cologne/Köln.

Famous landmarks in Germany are Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Neuschwanstein Castle near Füssen, Cologne Cathedral (Kölner Dom) in Cologne and Zugspitze mountain on the German-Austrian border. The country itself is well known for its beer gardens, Black Forest cake and Oktoberfest celebrations!

If you are considering moving abroad to Germany then look no further than Hercules Moving Company – your go-to international movers! Get started now by taking advantage of our moving services tailored specifically for those seeking relocation from Canada to Germany!

The International Move Process to Germany

We are proud to offer our clients international moves to Germany. We have years of experience and knowledge in this area, so you can trust us with your move. Our team is expertly trained and dedicated to making the process of moving abroad as easy as possible for our customers.

With our help, you can rest assured that your relocation will be stress-free and seamless.

Initial Consultation

Moving to a new country can be a difficult task. Here at Hercules Moving Company, we make it easier for you by providing an initial consultation. During this consultation, our team will discuss your needs and requirements for the move in order to create a plan that is tailored to you.

We will also gather details such as timeline, budget and quantity of items to be shipped so that we can ensure the success of your move. All this information is essential in creating a smooth transition and making sure all your expectations are met.

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Virtual Survey

After our initial consultation, our customers can benefit from our AI Estimating tool, 'Yembo.ai', which makes the process of estimating time and cost for international moves much faster.

Our ai virtual survey tool automatically detects the inventory and measures the volume of items during an interactive video call. Moreover, all inventory is prepared based on the ISO 17451 standards.

This fast, easy, and modern way to get your international moving estimate is just what you need when relocating overseas. Hercules Moving Company stays up to date with technology in order to provide customers with the best services available.

With us, you will get an accurate estimate that is tailored specifically to your needs and requirements.

Receive All In and Transparent Quote

After the virtual survey, our moving coordinators will offer an all-in, transparent moving estimate. At Hercules Moving Company, we use Yembo.ai to calculate a reliable international moving estimate based on minimum required factors.

Our estimates are all-inclusive and will include every charge and fee related to the move.

Our international moving coordinators also consider many factors that can have an impact on the final cost of the move when providing an estimate. Every client has a personalized approach where we go out of our way to provide complete satisfaction for their needs and budget.

We work closely with our clients providing them with the best options for their move.

Moreover, we can price match with any reputable moving company or Canadian Association of Movers (CAM) member to make sure that you get the best deal available.

Expert Packing for Moving to Germany

Today is the day! Your move to Germany is booked and it's time to get packing. Unlike some countries, Germany does not allow containers packed by the owner (PBO) into its borders.

This means that if you try to move any items packed by yourself, they may be delayed or even denied entry into the country, resulting in long delays and extra charges.

At Hercules Moving Company, we have years of experience in international moving and understand the importance of expert packing for overseas relocation. Therefore, our team of expert packers use the best packing materials and techniques for your move.

We will use branded Alligator wrap instead of conventional moving blankets to protect your furniture from damage during transport. Additionally, we will provide you with extra sturdy international moving boxes designed specifically for overseas transportation.

International packing requires more effort than local packing. Our team will make sure all your items are securely packed and also prepare an inventory that meets all import and export requirements set by German customs.

Furthermore, we will ensure that all your items are packaged in a way that they remain safe during transport across the seas.

Customs Clearance When Moving to Germany

When moving to Germany, your shipment will be loaded and shipped with a preferred method to the destination country. Upon arrival, the shipment will be sent to the port, where it must go through customs clearance processes before being released.

This process is complex and involves documentation detailing the items in the shipment and any related fees or taxes that need to be paid.

At Hercules Moving Company, our experienced professionals have extensive knowledge of the customs clearance process required when shipping items to Germany. We are committed to providing personalized support throughout this process, including completing all necessary paperwork on behalf of our clients.

In addition, we can answer any questions you may have regarding customs procedures and regulations.

Our custom clearance services guarantee a smooth transition for all clients relocating to Germany. We understand how important it is for customers that their shipments arrive on time without any issues or delays, which is why we strive to ensure a fast and efficient customs clearance process for every move.

With us by your side during this process, you can rest assured that your move will go as smoothly as possible!

Delivery to Germany

Once the items have cleared customs, they are then delivered to the client's new home overseas. This process is handled by a trusted agent in the destination country, also known as destination service.

Delivery is an optional service that clients can choose if they have selected door-to-door service, or they can opt to handle delivery themselves if they prefer.

Debris removal is included when it is on the same moving day – this is a free service that helps customers keep their new homes clean and tidy after the move. Furthermore, movers can also help stage furniture how you like in a new home.

With our delivery services, individuals relocating to Germany can focus on settling into their new home without worrying about the logistics of moving. Contact us today for a free quote and let us help you with your overseas relocation!

International Moving Services to Germany

Wrapping Furniture

Protect your prized possessions with our expert Wrapping Furniture service, ensuring safe transport to Germany. We treat your items with care, so you can enjoy peace of mind during your international move.

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Professional Packing

Experience a hassle-free relocation with our Professional Packing service, tailored for your move to Germany. Let our skilled team securely pack your belongings, so you can focus on the adventure ahead.

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Moving High-Value and Fragile Items

Safeguard your precious and delicate belongings with our specialized High-Value and Fragile Items service as you relocate to Germany. Trust in our meticulous handling to deliver your valuables intact and stress-free.

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Commercial Relocation

Elevate your company's global reach with our seamless Corporate Relocation service, making your transition to Germany smooth and efficient. We handle the details, so you can focus on growing your business.

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International Piano Moving

Entrust your cherished instrument to our International Piano Moving service, delivering it safely to Germany. Our experienced team handles your piano with precision, so you can play on in your new home.
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Shipping options to Germany

Discover a seamless moving experience with our versatile shipping options tailored for Germany. Let us handle the logistics, so you can focus on starting your new adventure!

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Ocean Freight

When moving your household goods and personal effects to Germany, our sea freight service guarantees a smooth transition. With years of experience in international moving, our professional team skillfully navigates the complexities of global logistics. Trust us to securely deliver your belongings, ensuring an efficient and cost-effective move to your new home in Germany.

Less Than Container Load (LCL)

If you're moving a smaller volume of items to Germany, our less than container load service is the perfect solution. Our international movers & packers carefully pack your belongings with others headed to the same destination, optimizing space and reducing costs. This flexible and efficient approach demonstrates our commitment to meeting your unique moving needs.

Groupage Shipping

For those moving to less popular destinations or where LCL is not available, our groupage shipping service is a perfect solution. We consolidate your shipment with others bound for Germany, providing an economical and professional option for your international move. Rely on our proficiency to handle your belongings with care and ensure a smooth journey to your new home. Keep in mind Groupage shipment tend to have a longer ETA.

Full Container Load (FCL)

Embark on a stress-free move to Germany with our exclusive full container load service. Tailored to accommodate larger volumes of household goods and personal effects, our international movers to Germany meticulously packs and secures your belongings in a private container. Enjoy peace of mind, knowing that our expertise and attention to detail ensure a streamlined and secure shipping experience from start to finish.

Air Freight

Elevate your international relocation with our premium air freight services, offering unparalleled speed and efficiency for your move to Germany. Our adept international movers team skillfully manages every aspect, from packing and transportation to customs clearance, ensuring your household goods and personal effects arrive promptly and securely. Opt for our air freight solution to experience the pinnacle of convenience and professionalism in global moving services.

Door to Door Moving to Germany

Moving internationally to Germany can be a daunting task, but it doesn't have to be. At Hercules Moving Company, we specialize in door to door moving services for international moves.

Our team of certified international moving coordinators and crew members provide all necessary services from start to finish, including packing and crating, loading, shipping and customs clearance, unloading and unpacking - literally taking the hassle of the customer from A to Z. Door to Door International Moving is the most convenient way for customers looking to move in or out of Germany, as it requires minimum input from them.

With Hercules Moving Company by your side handling all details related with you move overseas - you're in good hands!

Door to Port Moving to Germany

At Hercules Moving Company, we provide a specialized door to port moving service to Germany. This is perfect for those who do not require destination services, or already have an agent of choice. Door to port moving requires more customer input compared to door-to-door delivery, but it can be the more cost-effective option for international moves.

We ensure your belongings will be moved securely from origin country and delivered safely to the port of destination. With Hercules' door-to-port service you don't have to worry - we stand by our customers every step of the way!

Trust us to deliver your belongings safely to your new home, whether it's door to door or door to port. Our team of experts will handle everything with care and precision, making your move stress-free. Sit back and relax while we take care of everything for you.

Helping You Move at All Stages of Life

Global Relocations Simplified: Expert Moving Services for Germany and Beyond, Catering to Every Life Stage

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Moving Back Home

At Hercules Moving Company, we understand the importance of coming home. We provide reliable, safe and fast transportation for you and your belongings so you can make a smooth transition back home.

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Studying Abroad

Going abroad to study is both an exciting and intimidating step. Hercules Moving Company strives to make the experience less daunting by ensuring your belongings get safely transported at an affordable rate.

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Job Relocation

When it comes time to move for that new job opportunity, count on Hercules Moving Company. With our comprehensive services, you don't have to worry about handling everything yourself - leaving you free to focus on work.

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Military Relocation

As a veteran-owned company, Hercules Moving Company recognizes the sacrifice service members make when they relocate. That's why we provide efficient and stress-free moving services at competitive prices

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Retirement Moving

Moving into retirement doesn't have to be difficult or time consuming! Our professionals are dedicated in making sure your effects arrive safely at their destination in order for this new chapter of life can start with ease!

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Business / Investors

For those who want to invest in Germany we offer assistance from experienced professionals who will handle all aspects of shipping; from paperwork assistance up until delivery at desired location.

Customs Regulations when Moving to Germany

Before moving to Germany, it is important to understand the customs regulations to avoid any unwanted surprises or delays. It is worth noting that Hercules Moving Company is not responsible for any customs charges - these are the responsibility of the customer.

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Boats and Yachts
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Electronics

Used Household Goods and Personal Effects

If you are moving to Germany and bring your used household goods and personal effects with you, there are some documents that you need to provide to clear customs. These include:

  • Passport (or a copy of it)
  • Residence registration
  • Detailed inventory list (in German)
  • Proof of residency abroad for at least 12 months
  • Proof of employment and residence in Germany
  • Purchase receipts or invoices for new items
  • Rental agreement or proof of purchase for real estate (if applicable)

It is important to note that alcohol and tobacco products are subject to heavy taxation in Germany, and bringing in large quantities is not recommended.

Restricted/Dutiable Items

Certain items are restricted or dutiable when importing to Germany, and may require special documentation or clearance. These can include:

  • Firearms and ammunition
  • Plants and plant products
  • Food and agricultural products
  • Antiques
  • Artwork
  • Currency
  • Medications

Prohibited Items

To ensure public safety and security, certain items are strictly prohibited from entering Germany. These include:

  • Drugs and narcotics
  • Weapons and explosives
  • Pornographic materials

Motor Vehicles

If you are importing a motor vehicle to Germany, you must provide the following documents to customs:

  • Passport (or a copy of it)
  • Vehicle registration documents
  • Detailed inventory list (in German)
  • Proof of ownership
  • Proof of residency in Germany
  • Purchase receipts or invoices
  • Insurance policy (valid in Germany)

It is worth noting that German customs may require additional inspections or compliance documents for certain vehicles.

Boats and Yachts

If you are importing a boat or yacht to Germany, you must provide the following documents to customs:

  • Passport (or a copy of it)
  • Boat registration documents
  • Detailed inventory list (in German)
  • Proof of ownership
  • Proof of residency in Germany
  • Purchase receipts or invoices
  • Insurance policy (valid in Germany)

Certain boats may require additional clearance or compliance documents from German authorities.

Pets

If you wish to bring your pet with you to Germany, you must provide the following documents to customs:

  • Pet passport
  • Proof of vaccination (rabies)
  • Health certificate issued by a veterinarian

It is worth noting that certain dog breeds are restricted in Germany, and importing them may be subject to special clearance and compliance requirements.

Electronics

Most electronic devices are allowed to be imported to Germany without special clearance or documentation. However, it is worth noting that devices that use certain frequencies (such as cell phones and radios) require certification from German authorities.

How We Work

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Crating & Taxidermy
Fragile Packing
Furniture Handling
Furniture Protection

Hercules goes the extra mile to ensure that all of your most valuable art is protected. Expert wrapping and packaging methods start the highest quality moving & packing materials. Our mover training program ensures that every team has an expert who can safely pack any item so it arrives in the same condition it left.

Hercules can build custom measured crates and containers to meet your specific long distance shipping needs. If you are moving, and have a taxidermy collection, the experts at HMC can help. Our crateless system is effective for securing any type or size of trophy.

To avoid damage to fragile items during a long-distance move to your new residence, office or storage unit Hercules will use all the right materials and implement the proper packing techniques for maximum protection.

With the right training and proper equipment, your furniture will be handled safely in any situation.

Not all furniture is the same size. Hercules uses various materials to prepare furniture for moving: moving blankets, cardboard, bubble wrap, or alligator wrap. HMC movers and packers will pack your furniture the right way.

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Shipping Services

Besides household moving, we also offer a wide range of shipping services. We can ship your items to any destination in the world.
Shipping Land Vehicles
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  • Car/Auto
  • RVs
  • ATVs and Golf Carts
  • Motorcycle
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Trust Us to Transport Your Treasures with Speed, Care, and Unmatched Expertise!
  • Commercial Freight
  • Project Freight
  • Household Goods
  • Freight Forwarding
  • Other Cargo
Shipping Water and Snow Vehicles
Expertly Relocating Your Aquatic & Snow Adventures - Safe, Swift & Stress-Free!
  • Jet Skis
  • Boats / Yachts
  • Snowmobiles
  • Dirt Bike

International Movers Who Are Different then Others

Insurance

We offer competitive, reliable and complete insurance coverages for all your possessions during the move. Our policies provide complete security for furniture and appliances ensuring the safety of your items throughout the transition period. With us, you can be sure that your belongings are in safe hands in Germany.

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Assembly Disassembly

Assembly and Disassembly services from our movers in Germany make the moving process easy and stress free. Our experienced team will quickly assemble and disassemble bed frames, bookshelves, desks and more allowing you to save time and energy. Don’t wait, let us help!

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Dedicated Coordinator

Hercules Moving Company is the perfect choice for your move to Germany. Our dedicated coordinators are available 24/7 to offer the best guidance throughout your entire relocation. Experience a hassle-free move with us and enjoy our customer-centric approach!

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Packing Materials

Our moving company in Germany provides high-quality packing materials to ensure your items arrive undamaged during relocation. We offer sturdy boxes, bubble wrap and protective furniture foams to keep your possessions safe. Additionally, you can also acquire packing tape and labels with us.

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Free On-Site Estimate

Yembo AI provides virtual on-site estimates, enabling movers in Germany to deliver accurate quotes and faster service. This technology gives customers a fast, safe, and contactless moving experience while saving them time and money. With Yembo AI’s virtual on-site estimates, customers can rest assured that their move will be efficient and stress-free!

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Upfront & Transparent

Hercules Moving Company provides fast and efficient moving services that are both transparent and upfront. Our friendly staff in Germany is dedicated to providing our clients the best experience possible with no hidden costs.

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What Clients say About Us

Hercules rescued my move when another Toronto movers cancelled on me days before the big day. They were professional and knew exactly how to protect all of my belongings during the move in terrible rain.

Our piano was recently moved for the first time after having been in our house for 30 years. I was very impressed with the movers' professionalism, their friendliness and for being patient in their handling of the piano and its delivery to Mississauga. They took their time to use extra padding on this big instrument and also used extra floor covering so as not to scratch the hardwood flooring.I would highly recommend them to anyone and everyone!

Michaelnth

Absolutely professional, details such as lift it up and not just tip it over. Well packing, cover floor during the placing, clean and tidy.

I hired this company about month ago to move me into new house. 3 athletic looking guys arrived on-time and did a very good job. Whatever I did not finish packing -they did it for me. Then loaded all my staff into big truck and moved into new house. They were working nonstop. Everything was done very accurately within promised time. Very responsible and polite guys. If happens to move again I certainly will hire them again and of course will recommend this company to my friends. Greater job guys. Thanks a lot.

Hercules did a great job - they were prompt, worked hard and were extremely diligent. Their attention to detail was fantastic.

Very satisfied with the moving job. Work was done professionally and in a timely manner. Thanks to the professional North York movers who helped us move our piano in - 20 degree weather!

A++++++++. Hercules Moving is the only company I would ever hire if I had to move again. The crew was amazingly fast, professional, and very careful with our stuff. They wrapped all the fueniture with pads and plastic wrap making it very difficult to scratch. Not only to mention the excellent customer service they provided all along. Hercules is simply the best!

Pick up and delivery were done right on time. Very professional. They even cleaned the rear side of the piano for me. Highly recommended.

Donald Quan

I used Hercules for a non-piano move for the first time from their Storage Toronto. I expected only the best service from them as I’ve experienced how they treat Concert pianos and they delivered 100%. The time and cost they quoted was exactly what it took. They really know how to quote their services. No surprises....so rare in a moving company. They came over-prepared with blankets, stair coverings, wrappings, mega tape. They were not about to let anything happen to my valuable stuff. Best movers I’ve ever used.....they almost take moving to an art form.

I was very happy with Hercules and the way they handled my piano move. After a mixup with the original moving company I hired to move a piano just before Christmas, I contacted Hercules. They were able to schedule me The following Tuesday. Unfortunately the Tuesday became Wednesday, due to an illness with one of the movers. George contacted me on Monday to let me know, rather than Tuesday morning, which I appreciated. The movers arrived within the timeframe I was given and moved the piano both efficiently and professionally. I definitely recommend them they are the best Burlington movers in Simcoe County.

I have used the services of Hercules Moving Company multiple times, both for personal relocation and office moving of a large company. Ottawa office movers are professionals in their field, they are neat, clean and do their job well! If you have any questions related to the office move or moving in general, I recommend always contacting this company.

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I cannot even begin to describe how dedicated and experienced these movers are... They were life-savers on my moving day and truly believe in the highest level of performance.

The crew was extremely professional and organized. they kept us up to date about the arrival time and they took such great care of the piano while transporting. We are very satisfied with the work!

Donald Quan

Used Hercules for the first time for the move of my very expensive and rare C.Bechstein grand - I was so pleased with their service an demeanour at the baby coddling care they used in handling my pride and joy that I will be using them for all of my piano moves from here on. I highly recommend these Guelph movers. Donald Quan - award winning film composer.

Excellent service! All individuals I dealt with went above and beyond, including rearranging their schedule to accommodate the move. The team moving were so quick, clean and extremely careful to ensure no damage occurred to anything. Would recommend Hercules Moving in a heartbeat.

Frequently Asked Questions

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How to Pack for a Move?
Moving house is a mission that can not be overlooked. Life is an unpredictable correlation of events that will force you to pack up stuff and move to Mars at some point.
How To Pack Kitchen For Moving?
How to Pack a Kitchen for Moving?
One of the biggest challenges when packing a home for moving is self-discipline and not getting overwhelmed. Packing the kitchen for moving is not an easy job, the number of items is almost uncountable. It is easy to lose track, give up or go with the flow when wondering how to pack kitchen stuff for moving. Hercules is ready to share with you our professional packing tips and moving tricks to help you in your journey.
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How to Pack Shoes for Moving?
Moving house is quite a large-scale event. Even if we simply consider moving things from one apartment to another within the same neighbourhood. How to properly pack shoes when moving, so you do not have to buy new ones? Hercules specialists know the answer.
How to Pack China for Moving?
How to Pack Dishes for Moving?
Plates must be adequately and securely packed, stacked and secured so nothing can break or be damaged during the move. Realistically, the best solution to save time and nerves - trusting this work to professional movers with sufficient experience.
How to Pack China for Moving
How to Pack China For Moving?
Packing a house for a move has been initiated and it is time to pack the most valuable possession of the Kitchen - China Serveware. When packing a fine China for a move, it is not enough to simply remember and comply with the essential rules of packing the kitchen for a move. How do you pack china and crystal for a move?
How to Pack Glasses for Moving?
How to Pack Glasses for Moving?
Packing glasses for a move can become stressful and disorienting if not done correctly. Figuring out how to pack glasses when moving is an issue that Hercules will help you to clear up.
How to Pack Clothes for Moving?
How to Pack Clothes for Moving?
Although the bright scene of life in a new nest keeps you thrilled, the reality of packing a house for moving can be discouraging and intimidating. Before packing all the heavy and bulky items it only makes sense to declutter all the insides of it: plates and glasses, books, cleaning products, and of course clothes. Understanding how to pack clothes for moving can impressively advance your moving experience.
How to pack books for Moving?
How to Pack Books for Moving?
Packing a house for a move is not that scary, although, some say that moving is tantamount to a fire. Sometimes the chaos and disorder that arise inside the rooms are frightening.
How to Pack Folded clothes for Moving?
How to Pack Folded Clothes for Moving?
Packing clothes for moving is never an easy task. Gathering all the clothes, sorting them out, and finally arranging them so you can find them again at your new place can cause a loss of a thousand nerve cells. Hercules prepared a guide on how to pack clothes so they don’t wrinkle during the move.
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How to Pack Hanging Clothes for Moving?
After familiarizing ourselves with the nuances of packing clothes for moving, we are ready to dive into an equally important topic - how to pack clothes on hangers for moving. There are several aspects that will be covered to identify the easiest way to pack and move hanging clothes.